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Bosch Eco and STEM Teacher (BEST) Grant Program

In partnership with the Bosch Community Fund, CEDER administers, evaluates, improves, and scales the BEST Grant Program. The program awards $1,000- $2,000 to individual or teams of educators in support of innovative, interactive, project-based learning experiences. Since 2017, CEDER has standardized the program across districts, implemented data-informed improvements, evaluated program impact, and scaled the program from 2 to 21 districts nationwide.

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Dow Innovation Teacher Fellowship (DITF)

DITF is the first program of the Andrew N. Liveris Innovation Institute, an interdisciplinary innovation and education hub in Midland, Michigan formed in partnership with the Dow Company Foundation and Delta College. Administered by CEDER, DITF trains and supports K–12 teachers from all disciplines in the Great Lakes Bay Region to design and enact place-based, sustainability-focused units in their classrooms.

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EdHub for Community & Professional Learning

The EdHub for Community and Professional Learning is the Marsal Family School of Education’s center of online learning for families, community advocates, educational professionals, and policy makers. The mission of the EdHub is to catalyze a global community committed to ensuring that all students experience the joy, power, and love of learning.

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James A. Kelly Learning Levers Prize

The James A. Kelly Learning Levers Prize is an education technology entrepreneurship competition designed to challenge University of Michigan students to invent digital tools with the potential to significantly improve student learning. This prize encourages a culture of innovation in education, and rewards the creative, interdisciplinary work of University of Michigan students. The goal of the prize is to support scalable, research-based innovative ideas promoting student learning in pre-K–12 education.

CEDER Projects

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CEDER was the evaluator for the Kessler Scholars Collaborative during the 2020-21 and 2021-22 academic years.
CEDER partners with Center for Academic Innovation to develop new, free online course in computational thinking.
The mission of the Leadership Development and Community Engagement Program is to challenge and develop student-athlete leaders, change thought
Under the direction of MAISA, CEDER leads the development of sets of instructional practices for literacy development, starting with a document for grades 6–12.
CEDER is collecting and processing data from focus groups, surveys, reports and reviews, summaries, curricular materials, and both quantitative and qualitative evaluations in order to evaluate the Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) program.
The Preparation Initiative partners with CEDER to evaluate the impact of its educational programs of U-M students college and professional careers.
CEDER partners with MICHR to evaluate its impact on the clinical and research workforce across the globe.
CEDER designs and administers surveys and focus groups and analyzes the resulting data to help assess the SOE's Teaching & Learning Exploratory TeachLivE™ Lab.

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University of Michigan – Marsal Family School of Education
Center for Education Design, Evaluation, and Research
610 East University Ave, Suite 1033
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

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